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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2007
  • pp: 3224–3226

Single attosecond pulse generation with intense mid-infrared elliptically polarized laser pulses

F. He, C. Ruiz, and A. Becker  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 21, pp. 3224-3226 (2007)

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We have studied theoretically high-harmonic-order and single attosecond pulse generation with elliptically polarized laser pulses at wavelengths ranging from the visible to the mid-infrared. Results of ab initio simulations of the time-dependent Schrödinger equation show that the ellipticity dependence of the high-harmonic signal intensifies with increasing wavelength of the driving pulse and saturates in the mid-infrared. The isolation of single attosecond pulses using the polarization gating method in the mid-infrared is due to an effective suppression of side pulses as compared with an operation at Ti:sapphire wavelengths.

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OCIS Codes
(020.4180) Atomic and molecular physics : Multiphoton processes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4160) Nonlinear optics : Multiharmonic generation
(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: May 18, 2007
Revised Manuscript: September 10, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: September 25, 2007
Published: October 31, 2007

F. He, C. Ruiz, and A. Becker, "Single attosecond pulse generation with intense mid-infrared elliptically polarized laser pulses," Opt. Lett. 32, 3224-3226 (2007)

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